New centre of Muscat

Times of Oman

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Madinat Al Irfan is all set to be the new heartbeat of Muscat, as development on a host of projects continues to add to the opportunities presented to those looking to do business and invest in the country.

Currently pegged as one of the centres of the country’s economic expansion plans, Madinat Al Irfan is already home to the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, where a number of high profile conferences, exhibitions, trade fairs and entertainment events are held, providing visitors to Oman an opportunity what the country has to offer them.

In addition, tourism is also being highlighted as a key point of expansion for Madinat Al Irfan, which is just a short distance from many iconic landmarks in the country. Many prominent hotel chains have set up operations there and more are expected to soon open. Omran, the country’s tourism investment arm, is taking a personal interest in overseeing this development.

“This will be the new centre with Madinat Al Irfan and the infrastructure building around it, and centralising this location between Maabela and Ruwi, I think this will be the prime location in the coming years, and hopefully with the new development of Madinat Al Irfan next door to us, we will see more of the progress taking place.” - Said Al Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer of the OCEC


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